Last word - Kyle Falconer

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  • 30 October 2008
The View

Singer Kyle Falconer from Dundonian indie rock outfit The View waxes lyrical about boozing, Paul McCartney and Pulp Fiction

What was the first record you ever bought?
TLC's 'No Scrubs'. I still love it!

When was the last time you were chatted up?
I was chatted up last night by a fan.

First film you saw that really moved you?
Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. It is still a landmark film in my opinion.

What was the last lie you told?
I told my Mum that I am gonna stop drinking.

What was the first movie you ever went on a date to?
I've never been on a date.

When was the last time you cried?
I cried last week.

What is the first thing you do when you've got time off work?
Get bevvied up. Doesn't everyone?

What was the last great meal you cooked?
That would have to be macaroni cheese; it is the best meal ever.

What was the last extravagant purchase you made?
A hot air balloon ride.

Who was your first crush?
Geri Halliwell. In that UK flag dress, obviously.

What was the last book you read?
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. One of our songs on the new album has elements of it...

What was the first great piece of advice you were given?
Don't do drugs.

When was the last time you were star struck?
When I met Paul McCartney. What a legend.

What is the first thing you would do if you ran the country?
I would legalise weed.

What would your last meal on earth be?
Macaroni cheese.

What is the first song you would sing at karaoke?
'Hotel California' by The Eagles.

When was the last time you exploited your position to get something?
VIP Oasis tickets. Our producer, Owen Morris, produced their best albums so we managed to blag free tickets.

When was the first time you realised you were famous?
When our assistant said it. I said 'Am I famous?'

When was the last time someone criticised your work?
I don't remember criticisms; they only bring you down.

What are the first three words your friends would use to describe you?
ADHD. OK, that's four words!

When was the last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it?
You should never regret!

What was the first concert you ever attended?
Ocean Colour Scene. That was a very long time ago.

When was the last time you bought someone flowers?
Last week for a special someone.

What's the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
The Beatles.

What is the last thing you think of before you go to sleep?
Getting married to Stevie Nicks in her prime.

The View play King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow on Wed 12 Nov and are due to release their new album in January next year.

The View

Dundonian indie scamps who rose to fame with their 2007 debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. They are known for their raucous live shows and were inducted into the Barrowland Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2017.

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